According to Asthma Australia, gas cooktops are known to emit pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter like PM2.5 into the air of your home where they can irritate the airways and trigger asthma symptoms.
If you’re considering getting rid of your gas cooktop there is a high quality low cost way to try out induction cooking and later on after you get a proper fixed install induction cooktop you can still use this portable solution outside on your deck, with your electric car V2L socket while camping etc.
IKEA’s TILLREDA portable 1 zone induction hob is recommended by CHOICE magazine testers with an 86% rating and is currently on Black Friday sale (in store, click n collect or delivered) until the end of Mon 27/11/23 for 15% off the sticker price of $69 if you get a free IKEA membership.
CHOICE comments on Induction Cooktops:
“If you’re after a cooktop with super-fast heating and instant response to changes in temperature settings, all while staying cool to touch, then induction cooking is for you. Induction cooktops are praised for their superior cooking performance and sleek designs.”
I have a TILLREDA induction cooktop myself and can vouch for it being an excellent value for money portable cooktop option. While not in use it is stored out of the way on top of our fridge.
Our house already had a combined ceramic electric cooktop & oven when we bought it.
A standard ceramic electric cooktop is rubbish as it inefficiently uses lots of electricity, takes ages to get hot, temperature changes take a while and also a long time to cool down.
We’ll replace our ceramic electric cooktop when we get new kitchen cabinets but in the meanwhile I needed to find a better cooktop solution for my 2 person household and during my search I came across the IKEA TILLREDA portable 1 zone induction hob.
The TILLREDA induction is not perfect but it does a much better job than our old ceramic electric cooktop because the heat turns on instantly, temperature changes are immediate, it uses much less electricity and it is safer to use as it also cools down quickly.
Besides people like me who wanted to try induction cooking before renovating their kitchen the TILLREDA induction cooktop is also a great option for renters who don’t want to use the polluting gas or inefficient ceramic electric cooktop supplied by their landlord.
IKEA Netherlands recently decided to stop selling gas cooktops. While walking around IKEA Tempe I noticed that they mostly sold induction cooktops but still sold some gas cooktops as well.
You’re already generating a huge amount of solar power on your store roof and providing electric car charging, it’s time to quit gas cooktops IKEA Australia and just sell induction.